Thursday, May 20, 2021

NIH has issued a Research Opportunity Announcement (ROA) for Data Generation Projects for the Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) Program (OT2). This ROA is soliciting Data Generation Projects to create flagship datasets based on ethical principles, associated standards and tools, and skills and workforce development to address biomedical and behavioral research grand challenges that require artificial intelligence and machine-learning (AI/ML) analysis. The Bridge2AI program plans to support the formation of teams richly diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and academic and technical disciplines. This ROA requires a Plan for Enhancing Diverse Perspectives (PEDP)--a summary of strategies to advance the scientific and technical merit of the proposed project(s) through inclusivity. Visit the Bridge2AI Program Resources page, Building Diverse Teams page, and Program FAQs for additional information on building diverse teams and for PEDP guidance. 

Team Building: To facilitate team building across communities and ensure responsiveness of proposals, NIH strongly encourages potential proposers to participate in the Grand Challenge Team Building Activities taking place in June 2021, please save the date for these upcoming events: 

Bridge2AI Program Town Hall
June 9, 2021
2:00-3:30pm ET

Bridge2AI Data Generation Project Module Microlabs
June 14, 16, and 18, 2021
2:00-4:00pm ET each day

Bridge2AI Grand Challenge Team Building Expo
June 23, 2021
11:00am-5:00pm ET

Further information about how to register and participate in these events, as well as an online networking platform, will be shared soon on the Bridge2AI Scientific Meetings page. Please refer to the research opportunity announcement for additional information on application submission and review (OTA-21-008). Inquiries can be sent to the Bridge2AI program team at A Letter of Intent (LOI) is required, LOIs must be emailed to by 11:59 PM ET on or before July 20, 2021.